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Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
the president to flood the market with some of the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve, with 727 million barrels of oil, it's the largest on the planet. >> i do believe that the announcement of a strategic petroleum reserve sale would help to moderate escalating prices. >> reporter: but experts differ on how much of a real impact that oil would have on gas prices. >> a lot of what's happening is fear. what could go wrong? but maybe it reduces a little bit of that fear. >> reporter: the president's response? not yet. and diane, unless things in the middle east worsen, analysts tell us that these gas price hikes will probably take a bite out of the economic recovery but probably won't cripple it. diane? >> okay, matt. something else is heading higher today, as well, welcome news. jobs. a strong 192,000 new jobs added last month. unemployment dropping to 8.9 percent. david muir is checking in. >> reporter: for millions of americans this has been a very long road back to finding a job. and all of us have been watching that one number, the average time to find a job. 37 weeks now. but tonight, these
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
prices in the same towns, so why is this happening and how do you find the best deal, steve joins us from atlanta. steve, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, diane. we did a little comparison shopping today and at current prices, two gallons of gas is roughly the same cost as this t-bone, the gas it takes to get you to the steak house is now more than the beef. outside chicago, autumn says it's unreal. in the past two weeks she's watched gas jump up 45 cents a gallon and she nearly fell over when it cost her $64 to fill up. today we went with her as she and her children made all of their trips in one drive spending as little time on the road as possible. >> i was really shocked when it didn't stop till 68.04. >> reporter: outside atlanta when they do go shopping mark and lisa mcintire told us they buy much more in bulk and drive to the store slowly to help save on gas. >> you got to drive a little slower sometimes too. >> reporter: really? >> of course. you save. >> reporter: you do this? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: the average cost is 3.52. just 2.35 of that buys the oil and 35 cent
ABC
Mar 6, 2011 10:00am EST
products at all? we're going to ask you, will you leave us with your house in my hands? and they did. >> bye, david. >> reporter: you're really going to leave me with your house? >> it's all yours. >> reporter: back in the house. it was every room of the house. night stands from indonesia. the lamp, china. this is where it's all going. anything foreign made right in here. the stove, ripped out. the refrigerator, gone. the piano. that is a heavy piano. and every inch of the trailer filled. with the sun setting, the usrys were about to return to this. and this. and this. the living room, with one lone vase. what do you think? >> wow. it's quite barren. >> all of the appliances are gone. >> reporter: we did leave the kitchen sink because it was made in america. >> everything but the kitchen sink. thank you. >> reporter: now would come the real challenge. helping the family scour the country for items to replace what we took away. enter the best shopper i know. armed with her blackberry and her laptop. sharyn alfonsi. >> hi. >> hello. >> hi, ellis. >> reporter: we immediately started wor
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
, schools and money. well, today, bill gates, whose foundation spends hundreds of millions of dollars on u.s. schools, called out state officials for incompetence, wasting money and making grave mistakes about teaching american kids to succeed. and roin clal born is here with what was really a wakeup call. >> reporter: that's right. it's not often that bill gates inserts himself into one of the hot button issues of american politics. but he is doing that now, voicing radical ideas on how to make schools work and sharp criticism for who is to blame. at today's conference, gates was on the attack over how states are dealing with the crisis in american education. >> the guys at enron never would have done this. i mean, this is so blatant. so extreme. is anyone paying attention? >> reporter: for the past year, gates has been focused on how to make schools and teachers better. and how to pay for it. >> state budgets are a critical topic, because here's where we make the real trade-offs. if we make the wrong choices, education won't be funded the right way. >> reporter: gates has been looking into
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 2:35am EST
to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
ABC
Mar 2, 2011 2:35am EST
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ABC
Mar 2, 2011 7:00am EST
and the economy in the u.s. >> reporter: back on television this morning, mommar gadhafi, staying put. that's why all eyes will be on the stock market this morning. after gas hikes at the pump. now talk of $4 a gallon. this morning, nervous investors on wall street and everyday americans on main street, are watching it. rising oil prices, translating to rising gas prices at the pump. the average price of a gallon of regular in this country, $3.38 a gallon. up 20 cents in one week. up 68 cents in a year. as gas prices go up, stock prices are falling. those stocks directly impact so many american 401(k)s, finally starting to recoup what was lost in the recession. what's behind it? >> unrest in libya is causing an increase in oil prices because of potential supply disruptions. it hits right to the consumer wallet. and has a direct and immediate impact on confidence. >> reporter: that unrest is sending oil to $99.63 a barrel. topping $100 a barrel in overnight trading. and libya's mommar gadhafi remains defiant, after telling our christiane amanpour this week, he is staying. americans across this cou
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 4:30am EST
a job and used embarrassing tactics, says gray. >> shouldn't the red flags gone up that maybe this is not someone you want to hire? >> at the time, no. yes, now. >> that is not what we expect from our politicians. >> it should concern every american citizen. we don't do that. >> it is ridiculous. >> one question that came up a lot during a press briefing, is it the right place to have the mayor appointed attorney general and d.c. council be the ones that handle this investigation or would it make more sense to bring in someone from the outside? the mayor says that he welcomes anyone who wants to look into this. reporting from northwest washington, abc 7 news. >>> the free ride on the intercounty connector era is over. drivers riding on the icc will have to start paying the tolls this morning. a first section of the road opened between 370 and georgia avenue two weeks ago. now you have to pay between 60 cents and $1.45 depending on the time of day. >>> barbee says goodbye to all fans in shanghai. americans continue grappling with rising oil prices. >> linda bell has bloomberg b
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 4:00am EST
. >> and here in the u.s., drivers are already making big changes. and in rare cases, some are having their gas stolen. >> can you imagine? emily schmidt is in washington, now, with more on the stolen gas. good morning, emily. >> reporter: the rising gas prices mean you are getting less for your money. the amount to fill up your car this time last year, would leave you nearly a quarter-tank short in today's prices. another day, another record. with gas at a nationwide average at $3.52 a gallon, it's the highest ever for march. >> it is kind of frustrating. >> reporter: this houston taxi driver is making less money each day. they're up 39 cents, since protests began in libya. >> we're reacting on rumors. this is a total over react on some people's parts. let's see where this is taking us. >> reporter: there are no gas shortages yet. that doesn't reduce consumers to finding the lowest of the high prices. >> some stations have raised their prices. and some stations are slower to raise their price. it can pay off very much so. >> reporter: in the meantime, higher gas prices carry some unexpected co
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 2:35am EST
not made of everything in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it was to find new stuff for the house made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know this family who might be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our appliances are gone. and microwave, no oven, no stove, no refrigerator. john, what you making for didn'ter? >> pb&j, american classic. >> reporter: living with the consequences at bedtime. even the dog. then came the real challenge, replacing everything we took out with products made right here in america. >> hi. i'm trying to find out -- >> reporter: remember how long it took them to find that american coffee maker? that's what i wanted to know. >> they seem stumped. >> one hour. we kept going.
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 2:35am EST
controversial videos made on a u.s. aircraft carrier. >> john hendren has the details in washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. the navy found 25 raunchy videos were made aboard the "uss enterprise" and concluded senior officers fell far short of the standards navy holds for professional behavior and conduct. from ship to shore, it was a national embarrassment. crude language, riske shower scenes and one gay slur after another. >> let's ask the checkmates about being gay. that's not a good idea, is it. >> reporter: the man in the hugh hefner robe lost his command of the "uss enterprise" in january, shortly after this in-ship videos were made public by the virginiaen pilot newspaper. >> the investigation confirmed the profound lack of judgment on the part of captain honors, then serving as executive officer in "uss enterprise." >> reporter: though well liked by his crew -- >> i did not find him offensive in any way. i felt like he was doing it just to boost ship morale, that's it. >> reporter: the navy issued report on the videos. nonpunitive letters of caution to 32 ot
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 12:00am EDT
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Mar 8, 2011 6:30pm EST
. >> i think the problem is the rain, the snow melt, the dam up river. it never used to get this bad. >> reporter: northern new jersey rivers are overflowing their banks. a potent combination of three inches of rain and massive snow melt. all the rainfall in little falls is proving too much. >> really nothing i can do, but i'm stressed. i'm stressed. >> reporter: melting snow brought mud slides to massachusetts and in connecticut, the majority of state's rivers have surpassed flood stage. >> we have about a foot and a half of water inside the house. the entire living space is completely trashed. we can't -- we have nowhere to live right now. >> reporter: this man traversed the icy waters with a canoe. with cars underwater, firefighters had to use boats to rescue residents. >> it was pretty bad. my electrical wire underneath was in water, so i shut down my power and i left and went to my mom's. >> reporter: the worst may be still to come. another storm is brewing in the south. it's expected to dump another one to two inches starting tomorrow. paul wayne has work to to do. not a river,
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